Author: Rikki Ayers

Why feeling stuck is great, with Sashka Hanna Rappl

Feeling stuck doesn’t feel great, that’s for sure. But, it can be a good thing—a sign that you’re ready to make a big change. What is feeling stuck? I think we all experience it a little differently. For me, it felt like quiet panic, like being caged, or like having absolutely zero control over my future. And the worst part of it was that I knew I had put myself in that position, and part of me felt like I should just shut up and deal with it. The urge to find a better way won. We’re all stuck at...

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Discovering your brand, finding your purpose with Sashka Hanna Rappl

What if finding your purpose is your purpose…right now. There’s a lot of talk (some of it here) about finding your purpose, discovering your passion, pursuing your dreams and I know that frustrates you if haven’t found that golden nugget you want to chase down yet. I’ve totally been there, at the Christmas dinner table surrounded by family when someone asks, “so what are you doing with your life?” and you kind of shrug and laugh it off, “who knows?” but you secretly want to find a corner to scream in. Maybe it’s time to take a step back...

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Part 2 with Kyla Plaxton of Release Acupressure and why I love podcasting

Want to try acupressure? Listen to this interview with Kyla Plaxton of Release Acupressure, where she leads me through a simple headache-relieving move that you can try right now. When anybody shares their story or shares what they’ve been through, it changes somebody’s life.”—Kyla Plaxton, Release Acupressure & Feel Better Today Show If you want to follow along and try some other acupressure points, check out Kyla’s Facebook group and Youtube channel. Here’s a video to get started: The surprising outcome from podcasting Own Up Grown-Up started out as a place to offer practical life tips to stuck millennials....

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Talkin’ ’bout life and acupressure with Kyla Plaxton

We all have the capacity to heal others in some way. Whether you make people laugh, provide medicine or help people deal with their inner demons, it starts with making yourself available to other people emotionally. Kyla Plaxton is someone who’s tapped into her inner healer in a profound way. Kyla Plaxton is an acupressurist on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She’s one of those people who makes you feel immediately comfortable and open when you meet her. As someone who doesn’t easily open up to people, I felt compelled to let down my guard when I talked to her...

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Travel, humility, and making friends in new places with MJ Sacco

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill, travel writer and founding editor of Outside magazine One of the blessings of globalization and affordable travel is the friends you make from all over the world. People with completely different backgrounds find each other through common interests, and thanks to the internet, can easily stay in touch. For those who choose to embrace all that travel offers, there’s a lot to be gained, as MJ Sacco—who has been to 30 countries in 29 years—shares in this podcast episode, part 2 of our conversation. (Listen to part...

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